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Police identify man and woman shot dead in Wahpeton

Officers found two people dead of gunshot wounds in a home at a Wahpeton mobile home park in the early morning hours of Friday, June 4.

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WAHPETON, N.D. — Police have released the names of a man and woman found shot to death early Friday morning, June 4, at their home in a Wahpeton mobile home park.

Officers found Karen Ertelt-Wanner, 52, and Gregory Zander, 62, dead inside a home in Wahpeton's Sunset Trailer Park at around 2:30 a.m. after responding to a report of a woman being threatened with a firearm at the address, according to a news release from Wahpeton Police Chief Scott Thorsteinson. Officers entered the home after hearing a gunshot inside, police said.

Both bodies were sent to the medical examiner's office at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks for forensic examination. Preliminary reports show Ertelt-Wanner died of multiple gunshot wounds and Zander died of one, according to police.

Police did not name any suspects and said the investigation remains ongoing.

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